In a televised address to the nation, delivered on March 23, 1983, President Reagan announced his vision of a world safe from nuclear threat. His Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), later dubbed "Star Wars" by the press, is an idea that remains controversial to this day.
Here are the final two minutes of that speech.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.
The story of a Russian immigrant and anarchist who is said to have inspired the assassination of President William McKinley.
In 1897, Arctic explorer Robert Peary caused a sensation when he returned from Greenland with five Eskimos.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
Cuba's Communist leader defied the odds, surviving his Soviet benefactors, the wrath of U.S. presidents, two diplomatic crises and assassination attempts.
During the defining months of the offensive against Germany, American forces faced a moral and strategic dilemma.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.